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Experimental Seed Science and Technology

N. Natrajan (Author) R. Umarani (Author) A.S. Ponnuswamy (Author) P. Masilamani (Author) R. Jerlin (Author)
Synopsis Seed is the best of nature against the ravages of time and all other adversities. Man started appreciating the intense and immense potential of seeds long time ago; further he dived technologies to harness the insitu potential of seeds. The role of seed and seed technology in improving the country’s food production needs no overemphasis. Today, seeds are celebrated as a basic tool for secured food supply, a carrier of new technologies, so on and so forth. Never the less, the seed industry has grown into a dictator of modern agriculture. This book is designed such that it takes the initiative to sensitize the students to scientific learning of seed Science and technology. it contains features to explain, why Seed Science and technology is an important and practical subject. Each chapter begins with ‘Goal’ statements. This identifies what the student can expect to learn through the chapter. The principles and basics of each topic is dealt at length to provide the students all the facts which will prepare them to appreciate the applications of Seed Science and technology. Each chapter is enriched with ‘Activity’ section. This guides the students step-by-step, to conduct experiments and learn the intricacies. Sufficient space is provided for incorporation the ‘Data and Observations’ after conducting each experiment. Sets of review questions called ‘Making Sure’ have been placed as the concluding part of each chapter. These questions provide another means of self-evaluation. In short, this book is tailor-made to eliminate the need for mechanical task of voluminous record writing and drawing and to motivate the student to think and analyse different aspects of science and technology.
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About the authors

R. Umarani

The author is an Assistant professor in Seed Science and Technology at Department of Seed Science and Technology. Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. She is the recipient of Prize for Best M.Sc. (Ag) student in Seed Technology. She is involved in teaching Seed Science and Technology courses for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students for the past five years. She indulged in tree seed technological research papers, one review article and 20 popular articles in National and International journals. She has presented many research papers in National and International seminars and conferences. Three books and one chapter of another book are already in her credit.

A.S. Ponnuswamy

He is a Professor of Seed science and technology, also the Nodal Officer (Seeds) at Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He was formerly the Professor and head of Department of seed Science and technology. He is involved in teaching in seed Science and technology for both under graduate and Post graduate for the past for the past 24 years. He has guided 8 students; published 51 research papers and 43 popular articles in National and International Journals. He has written eight books and seven manuals. He has attended training on ‘Hybrid Rice Seed Production’ in China. He has served as Nodal Officer for GOI sponsored scheme in “Implementation of PVP Legislation through DUS Testing under ICAR and SAU Systems” and also the Principal Investigator of two other schemes.

P. Masilamani

The author is an Assistant Professor in Seed Science and technology at Agricultural Engineering College and research Institute, TNAU, Kumulur. He teaches Seed Science and technology courses for B.Tech (Ag) students for the past time nine years and is involved in breeder seed production of rice and pulses. He is also a specialist in tree seed technological research, 41 research papers, 20 popular articles in national and International journals and three chapters in various books are already in his credit. He has undergone training in “Trees for Arid Land” at Israel.

R. Jerlin

she is an Associate professor of Seed Science and Technology, in Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, with 11 years experience in research, teaching and extension activities. She has guided three MSc (AG) students and published two books, 23 research papers in reputed journals besides 17 popular articles. She has presented many research papers in National and International Conferences and also attended National and International trainings.

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Bibliographic information

Title Experimental Seed Science and Technology
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Agrobios (India)
Language: English
isbn 8177542656
length viii+252p., Tables; Figures; References; 25cm.